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Summary Overview Report: Student Threat Assessment As a Safe and Supportive Prevention Strategy (February 2020)

https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/grants/255054.pdf A summary of a U.S. Department of Justice grant-funded research project on the implementation and outcomes of behavioral threat assessment teams and practices across multiple school systems in Virginia following the mandate for implementation in 2013, the efficacy of those programs on early intervention and prevention of harm to self or others, and recommendation  Read the Rest…

Maryland’s Model Behavioral Threat Assessment Policy for K-12 Public Schools

http://marylandpublicschools.org/about/Documents/DSFSS/SSSP/2018-19MDModelAssessmentGuidelines.pdf An overview of behavioral threat assessment practice in Maryland’s public schools, applicable to students, staff, and visitors to the school grounds.

You Are the Help Until Help Arrives

https://community.fema.gov/until-help-arrives Training video and web-based training course created because life-threatening emergencies can happen fast, and emergency responders aren’t always nearby. These injuries can require immediate action to prevent an injured person from dying, so those nearest to someone are best positioned to provide first care.

Sandy Hook Promise: Gun Violence Warning Signs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qyD7vjVfLI&feature=youtu.be This video created by the Sandy Hook Promise presents thought-provoking insight into signs of a possible active assailant in a school environment, but the information can also be applied to other environments. Sandy Hook Promise is a nonprofit organization formed following the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings. The organization aims to stop gun violence  Read the Rest…

K-12 School Active Aggressor Toolkit (Ohio Emergency Management Agency)

https://ema.ohio.gov/Exercise_SchoolActiveAggressorToolkit.aspx The Ohio Emergency Management Agency, in cooperation with the Ohio School Safety Center within Ohio Homeland Security, has developed the K-12 School Active Aggressor Tabletop Exercise Toolkit. This toolkit was adapted from material provided by Cuyahoga County’s ReadyEx initiative. This free exercise resource is designed to help primary and secondary school staff, first responders,  Read the Rest…

Active Shooter Situations: Responding to an Active Shooter Situation

https://rems.ed.gov/K12RespondToActiveShooter.aspx This site is the Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools’ Technical Assistance Center. It contains several sections on school Emergency Operations Plans and what they should include to minimize loss of life as well as teach and train best practices.

Stop the Bleed

https://www.stopthebleed.org/ The Stop the Bleed campaign aims to make our nation more resilient by better preparing the public to save lives if people nearby are severely bleeding. This program raises awareness of the importance of quick action and teaches three quick techniques to control serious bleeding.

The Standard Response Protocol (SRP) for K-12

https://iloveuguys.org/programs/standard-response-protocol-for-k-12/ The Standard Response Protocol developed by the “I Love U Guys” Foundation is action-based, flexible, and easy to learn. It rationally organizes tactics for responding to threats to student safety. Its development is ever-evolving, created with extensive collaboration between experts such as first responders, school districts, and families. Its tactics are data-driven, researched, and  Read the Rest…

Maryland State Department of Education – Emergency Planning for School Systems and Schools

http://marylandpublicschools.org/about/Pages/DSFSS/SSSP/EPSS/index.aspx Official guidance from the Maryland State Department of Education. This site offers the guidelines created to assist local school systems and schools in developing new plans and in reviewing and updating existing plans. The planning process includes identifying and analyzing hazards in the school and community and taking measures to mitigate those hazards.

Safe Schools Maryland- Maryland Center for School Safety

https://schoolsafety.maryland.gov/pages/tipline.aspx Official information from the Maryland Center for School Safety. This site offers an anonymous and free reporting system that is available to anyone who wishes to report any school or student safety concerns. It has the number to the tip line, the link for an online form, and the ability to download the Safe  Read the Rest…

Safe and Sound Schools

https://www.safeandsoundschools.org/resource-library-active-assailant/ This organization was founded by parents who lost children at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Newtown CT.  It is a national non-profit school safety advocacy and resource center that provides research-based tools and support for crisis prevention, response, and recovery.

Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) Train the Trainer

https://alerrt.org/CivilianResponse The Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) course, designed and built on the Avoid, Deny, Defend (ADD) strategy developed by ALERRT in 2004, provides strategies, guidance, and a proven plan for surviving an active shooter event.